Dr. Zafar Hayat Khan is an agronomist and is currently working as Chairman of the Department of Agronomy, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan. After completion of his PhD from the University of Agriculture Peshawar in 2011, he joined Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan as an Assistant Professor. He has been involved in teaching, research, and administrative activities in the university. He is a member of the National Curriculum Revision Committee on Agronomy in Pakistan. He co-edited a book titled 'Rice Crop: Current Developments” in 2018. He has published many research articles on different crops in peer-reviewed and reputed journals. His prime focus is on research related to best agronomic practices and modern technologies in the wake of a changing climate and food security. He has been actively involved in organizing national and international seminars, workshops, and conferences.